Your Annoying Little Brother: Storms & Shootings: TidePodcast Episode 109

11 Minutes.

Why do we fool ourselves to believe that we should not have to face the same dangers as the rest of the world?

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59 thoughts on “Your Annoying Little Brother: Storms & Shootings: TidePodcast Episode 109

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Exactly Hawk. Eventually, the storm arrives at all of our doorsteps. It’s always a matter of time. Pride before the fall.

    2. You Stated — “Show me in scripture where we would not.:)”

      My Response — I can’t

      Matthew 5:45 King James Version (KJV)
      45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

  1. The climate stuff is real. We humans are trashing our planet. We dont throw trash all over our houses. Weather patterns are getting more intense.
    A lot of problems are “problems of the moment” …fashionable causes. It doesn’t mean there aren’t real problems but people become numb from the bombardment of trouble, trouble TROUBLE!
    I have BIG opinions on the “opioid crisis”. I a chronic pain patient that takes opiates daily and all the political sound bytes are causing major mayhem for people with chronic pain. Anyway…opinions…

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      The opioid crisis, in my opinion will have the same sweeping effects as all previous legislation. It will negatively impact the people that need it the most.

  2. So Walmart flipped? They were saying they wouldn’t withdraw guns.
    Misinformation spreads like wildfire. The easier the access to information gets the harder it is to obtain the REAL info.
    I feel like I’ve inspired a portion of another podcast of yours. Woohoo!

      1. It’s a topic which we could argue all day long.
        The first thought that comes to mind is – Don’t be a snowflake and create your own reality. Facts are facts.

        But, I’m aware of info presented as truth that is hard to verify.

        1. bottomlesscoffee007

          That’s the thing Goldie. Do we believe in our own chosen convictions…or not? What is real and what is artificial? Do we require the support of others to maintain our own individual convictions?

          Did we land on the moon? Is the earth flat? Is Wall Street an accurate indicator? Is climate change real? Is racism real? Who is a victim and who is an oppressor? What does equality actually mean? How is something measured?

        2. You Stated — “Don’t be a snowflake and create your own reality. Facts are facts.”

          My Response — Don’t be a snowflake and be mad if our facts aren’t the same.

      2. You Asked — “Who decides what is a fact and what is false?”

        My Response — The individual.

        But who decides what to do about it falls on the majority. 😉

          1. You Asked — “So what is a fact and what is a falsehood?”

            My Response — “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”Marcus Aurelius”

    1. You Stated — “Misinformation spreads like wildfire. The easier the access to information gets the harder it is to obtain the REAL info.”

      My Response — Then how do you know what you now know is true O.o

      1. That’s exactly the question. Sometimes I accept things as truth, because it doesn’t affect me and it seems plausible.

        I rely on my logical mind and my … 7th sense most of the time.

                  1. If WP comes after you & shuts you down, your domain name is gone. From what I am understanding, WP does not refund, either. And, they are tight with their controls. I’ve had http://www.thechristhomasfiles.com for several years. I made the mistake of purchasing it thru WP. I let it expire so I could, maybe, get a lower price. It IS expired but, every domain provider outside WP says it is unavailable. I can’t get it back without having to pay WP, again. I’ve thought about complaining to ICANN about it. WP won’t release it to other providers. So, I had to change to http://www.thechristhomasfiles.org

                    1. bottomlesscoffee007

                      Gotcha, that sucks for you Victoria. For me…if they shut me down, oh well, it was fun while it lasted

  3. Hey Bottomlesscoffee,

    I sense frustration on your end. You’ve asked many questions about current events on this podcast. However, most of what you’re asking today doesn’t have a tidy answer, which makes frustration grow sometimes. Unfortunately, I’m not a big Billy Joel fan and I’ve never given much credence to that song. I will say, though, that when the problems seem/feel immense, I tend to go small. What can I do about myself, my family, the organizations/clubs I’m a part of, etc. right now, today, that will make me feel like I’m contributing toward a solution instead of toward the problem? I don’t know anyone who can say with any omniscient authority what the real problems are or what the solutions are. I do like what Mother Teresa said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love” Or something like that. There’s a reason why people have faith and want to believe in a god, or in my case, God. People are unreliable and the unknown future is unpredictable, regardless of whether it’s manmade or natural or otherwise. We would like control over our circumstances and environment and that’s often not feasible. We want to feel like we have control and, yet, we only have control over our own behaviors and thoughts and attitudes. Can I handle the real truth, the truth with the capital T? I dunno. But I will tell you this, I want God on our Wall. I need God on our Wall! (all apologies to A Few Good Men) And, you know what? I’m okay with that because I am one, small person. I can only influence my small sphere, again, God willing. I can’t change world events or national events or fix the troubles of humankind. I can only do my small best and not lose my mind about the rest. It’s also good to develop a sense of humor. It keeps the absurdity of life from eating away at you. Hope some of this is what you were asking. Interesting podcast. Mona

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Hi Mona, I really enjoy hearing what others thought of or how they interpreted my posts or podcasts.

      I wasn’t frustrated, it’s more or less humorous for me. I realize that humans have and humans will always screw everything up. Like you, I look to God and through my readings through the Bible, these “problems” are not new.

      I ask for standardization and like you highlighted in your comment, the truth of the matter is, “not fit for public consumption”. Meaning, that the truth is not what is sought, rather power and influence is what is gained by the few, while we all run around and worship false idols.

      We are a funny bunch, and we manage to fool ourselves into thinking that we can control the heavens and the earth, the tides and the universe. All the while, we seem to fall short when it’s our turn to clean up after we have used the restroom.

  4. I took a listen to this podcast. Great job. Always entertaining.

    Coincidentally, I watched Dave Chappelle’s special the other night. For a comedy special, he made a lot of serious points. The opioid issues, LGBTQ issues, and Kevin Hart. He made funny, but enlightened points on all three.

    Good idea to put the length of your podcasts in the description. It gives a good indicator of if I am able to squeeze one in or not.

    On the hot issue of guns… Is it a big deal if Wal-Mart doesn’t sell ammo and handguns? You know I dont stand on either side of the gun ownership issue, but… Won’t the free market sort everything out? If one retailer stops carrying ammo and there is a demand, then another should step in and fill that demand, right?

    Just my two cents from a faraway land…

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Thanks is for the listen BSheep. It’s not whether the market will figure it out or not, it’s that Walmart has become a staple for many, due to its low prices. So Walmart for the near future isn’t going anywhere, and they realize that. They’ve forgotten about their customer base.

      1. I’m not a Wal-Mart fan, but I think they will do just fine. Aren’t they the number one grocery retailer? People still need to eat. Plus, they sell all that other unnecessary junk people like to buy!

  5. Interesting statement. Although I’m not sure what danger we don’t face. Hasn’t America faced the same dangers as the rest of the world since the world began?

      1. You Stated — “We’ve been insulated from famine and mass upheaval.”

        I disagree, we have not been insulated from either. I think you may be conflating time with event.

        Countries experience things like famine and upheaval at specific points in history (time) but not “all the time”.

        We had famine during the “Great Depression”. We had upheaval during the “Civil War”.

        Just because you personally don’t experience something within a country doesn’t mean the country hasn’t experienced it or will not at a later point in time.

        1. bottomlesscoffee007

          Very true lander, and that is why I believe this type of hysteria will continue. If we cannot be honest about our history, then we are doomed to repeat the cycle.

          It would be almost 40 years after the Great Depression until the nation would experience an economic downturn. We forget or we refuse to discuss, so the next time, we are ignorant to the signs.

  6. You Stated — ” We forget or we refuse to discuss, so the next time, we are ignorant to the signs.”

    My Response — I disagree again. We have books, movies, TV specials, schools, curriculum, blogs, an entire station (The History Channel) and so on.

    We have talked about these things ad nauseum. We neither forget nor do we refuse to discuss.

    We are not ignorant of any of it, the opposite is true, we are overly educated on these topics at this point.

    The challenge is that no one cares until it touches them.

    Every mainstream issue for Conservatives and Liberals is ignored until it touches that individual and then they believe. We have overwhelming proof of this.

    Simply put, people are selfish. Until that changes get comfortable with repeating history.

    self·ish
    adjective
    (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      What brought on the Great Depression? For the individual? What was the civil war about? What was any war truly about? Did we go to the moon, were dinosaurs real, is the earth round or flat? We are lectured the talking points, Lander. If we really knew what lead to these and many more catastrophes, then we would learn to avoid them.

      1. You Stated — “If we really knew what lead to these and many more catastrophes, then we would learn to avoid them.”

        My Response — We do know what lead to them since it’s all well documented. Selfishness. People are seeking their own good rather than the good of others.

        You Asked — “What brought on the Great Depression?”

        My Answer — The selfish greedy money hoarders.

        You Asked — “What was the civil war about?”

        My Answer — It was caused by greedy selfish business and land owners wanting to increase profit and control economic growth in the states through the practice of slavery and political control.

        You Asked — “What was any war truly about?”

        My Answer — At the root of all war is money. Stacked on top of that is pride, power, greed and hate. Fueled by fear, maintained by lies and ended when financial gain is at it’s lowest.

        You Asked — “Did we go to the moon”

        My Answer — Yes, we even kept world time with a dish that was placed on the moon for many years. (not well known)

        You Asked — “Were dinosaurs real?”

        My Answer — Yes. We even have bones to prove it. 😉 The only dispute at this point is how many and origin since there are few full body discoveries where bones don’t have to be approximated.

        You Asked — “Is the earth round or flat?”

        My Response — Round. We have cameras aimed at it now from space. Also all the other planets near us are round. Also physics and math states it’s round.

        Are these truly the things you don’t know or is your point that since small groups don’t believe it, then we must all be wrong?

          1. You Stated — “Greed and lust, the simplest human emotions, that only exist where humans exist.”

            My Response — How about — “Only exist where humans allow it to exist.”

            It’s not a defacto standard it’s an option.

              1. You Asked — “Where hasn’t it existed Lander?”

                My Response — Since it’s not an absolute it doesn’t exist in many places around the world for great periods of time.

                Let’s not conflate something that is an option with something that is a standard.

                Humans need to eat and drink water but they don’t need to be greedy. For a time we control pockets of culture within society which are kept free of things like greed but over time we degrade into selfish conditions.

                Greed can be controlled but the question is why have we failed to maintain control? This I find curious.. our lack of consistency or stamina.

                We seem to care, then not care, then care once more.

                If I were to think hard about it I bet money is at the root of the failure.

                1. bottomlesscoffee007

                  Gold is not evil, the love (lust) of gold is what is evil. Then again, who decides what is greed and what is need?

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